Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Niseko Weather Update

Niseko woke to around 20cms of fresh snow this morning and possibly a few cms more on the resort. The snow report through to the weekend is looking positive with light snow expected everyday and temperatures expected to stay below zero.

Today gave us a few sunny patches through the day and it was also pleasant to see the the winds dropped down over night. Snow quality is also improving due to temperatures being a little colder.

Snow Report: 6th December 2011

Niseko woke to around 20cms of fresh snow this morning and possibly a few cms more on the resort. A few sunny patches through the day and it was also pleasant to see the the winds dropped down over night. Snow quality is also improving due to temperatures being a little colder.

Read more at Niseko Snow Report

Friday, November 11, 2011

You will be wanting of these for Xmas before hitting Niseko this year, check the video out.
To read our review, go here - GoPro HD Hero2 Review

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Niseko - A Snow Destination You Must Visit

Just published an article on Niseko, here is a quick snipit:

Niseko is one of the snowiest destinations in the world with consistent falls of around 16 metres (640 inches) of light dry powder per season. It could be the best snow you will ever experience.

Frequent fresh powder is delivered consistently via cold frontal systems that flow across from Siberia. These unique weather conditions and temperatures produce snow with a mere 8% water content, resulting in some of the driest powder snow in the world. You will find it difficult to make a snowball most of the time the snow is that dry.

Niseko consists of 4 resorts: Annapuri, Higashiyama, Hanazono and Hirafu; these areas offer spectacular skiing and snowboarding for all levels. Wide groomed runs or off-piste with open powder bowls, drops, chutes and fields of trees, there is something to satisfy everyone's desires.

The Niseko United lift pass covers all four areas providing guests with over 48 km of ski runs serviced by 38 lifts. The longest run is a leg burning 5.6 km long. The resorts vertical measurement is 1,000 meters and comprising of 30% Beginner, 42% Intermediate and 28% Advanced.

Read the full article - Niseko - A Snow Destination You Must Visit

A little video of Niseko Pow to get you in the mood!

For more info on Niseko, check out Niseko Webzine, now with Niseko Accommodation deals on the way! ;)


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Niseko: New York Times - The 41 Places to Go in 2011

Niseko has been ranked 12th by The New York Times in their article – The 41 Places to Go in 2011. (source)

It is pretty awesome to see Niseko get a mention in a New York Times travel article – no doubt it is massive for the area to help create awareness within the US market – but is it for the right reasons?

The tagline from the article “An Aspen emerges in Asia, with luxury to spare.” … is this the direction and image that Niseko wants (or needs) to be a world-renowned skiing destination?

Has the draw card for the world’s best skiers and snowboarders been that Niseko is an Aspen in Asia? In my eyes, Niseko is a long way from being given the same luxury label as these destinations and my personal preference is that it never gets to that level!

Read the full article - Niseko: Asia's answer to Aspen?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Moved House

The official Niseko Webzine site has moved. For all the latest Niseko info please follow the link here to the new Niseko Webzine.

Thank you for all the support of our readers.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Aussies among skiers rescued in Japan

Eight foreign skiers including Australians and a Japanese guide have been rescued after spending the night on a mountain in subfreezing temperatures.

The skiers became lost on Tuesday on a trail in the town of Kamikawa on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, about 1,000km northwest of Tokyo, according to police spokesman Yuiji Kikuchi.

The group spent the night dug into the snow on Mt Kurodake, a 2,000-metre peak that is a popular ski destination.

The skiers were located Wednesday morning near the ski trail after a helicopter search. They suffered no injuries but two women were physically weak and taken to a hospital, according to the Yomiuri newspaper.

Temperatures in the area fell to minus 4.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with foggy and rainy conditions, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The skiers were from New Zealand, Australia, and Britain.


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sweetgrass Do Hokkaido......Great Clip!

Sweetgrass do Hokkaido! WTF?

Sweetgrass Productions are a ultra cool group of talented powder lovers and film makers from Colorado, USA.

In Janurary of this year (2009) they visited Hokkaido and got a taste of what Japan is all about! They have already put together a trailer of their trip and it is killer!

You can visit and buy their work from their website -

Check it out below!

Friday, February 27, 2009

In Search Of Scott McKay...............

Search For Scott McKay Called Off!

After a large scale search for the missing Brisbane IT specialist, police say they will now only keep searching if any new information comes to light.

Heavy snowfalls have been hampering the large-scale search effort over the last 7 days and it is now unlikely that finding any evidence of the disappearance is possible.

Police are also say ruling out foul play as they have confirmed that no one has used the 27-year-old's credit cards since he went missing.

To the McKay family and friends, you have our and our readers deepest sympathies.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Have You Seen Scott McKay?

Have you seen Scott McKay?

If you have any news or information about Scott McKay who went missing on Friday 20th of February after leaving Wild Bills please tell the authorities in Niseko!